Here's How Jennifer Lopez Is Fighting Back Against Her Stalker

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Keira KnightlyKendall JennerGigi Hadid. These women have one thing in common (other than being talented and badass): they're victims of stalking. Harassment of women seems to be somewhat of a (terrible) trend in Hollywood, and Jennifer Lopez is the latest female celebrity who's had to deal with a stalker—though the good news is that she was just granted a temporary restraining order against him.

Lopez's lawyers allege that Timothy McLanahan has a history of violence, and it appears as though he's been arrested before. According to the court's Director of Public Information (via Us Weekly), "The suspect has driven his vehicle onto victim's property, and wants to see her, and was arrested, [and] follows victim by his own admission." He also "continues to send mail and flowers to victim."

McLanahan has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Jennifer Lopez and her family, as well as the family home and her children's school. A hearing regarding his restraining order is scheduled for January 24th.

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Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.